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SharapovaKixA$$
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:31 PM
she has to be one of the worst players in the world :tape:

Foot_Fault
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:33 PM
Uh-oh...you're in for a Tougne Lashing

GoldenSlam
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:33 PM
Incorrect, other than Amelie and Kim, she is the best active player without winning a slam.
It might be confusing to see Russians doing so well on clay, but clay is where the power of the sisters is absorbed. You are wrong to count her out. With a serve, she can win a lot more.

buscemi
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:34 PM
1. It was on clay, where her serve hurts her the least.

2. Her 1st 2 opponents were terrible.

3. Smashnova was crushing her in round 3 before getting hurt.

4. Davenport (R16 opponent) never plays well on clay and was not 100%.

5. Mauresmo (QF opponent) always chokes.

6. Suarez choked even more than Mauresmo in the SF.

Spunky83
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:34 PM
How the hell could Sharapova win Wimbledon?

The easy answer is that both, Elena and Masha had two really good weeks, are both brilliant players and in those two weeks only one person was better and in Mashaīs case she was the top player of those two weeks...thatīs it.

Itīs such a pity you have disabled reputation, I canīt imagine why you did that in the first place...

Could someone please delete this thread?

I love Mary
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Don't forget that the Beauty reached the final in Miami this year.

Mase
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:36 PM
1. It was on clay, where her serve hurts her the least.

2. Her 1st 2 opponents were terrible.

3. Smashnova was crushing her in round 3 before getting hurt.

4. Davenport (R16 opponent) never plays well on clay and was not 100%.

5. Mauresmo (QF opponent) always chokes.

6. Suarez choked even more than Mauresmo in the SF.
This does about sum it up though.

buscemi
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:38 PM
And I don't want to diminish what Dementieva did. They say luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Sure, she didn't play the greatest clay court, Grand Slam opponents. But she did beat them all, which doesn't always happen when a player gets easy draws.

GoldenSlam
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:39 PM
Don't forget that the Beauty reached the final in Miami this year.
Beating #2 in the world Venus on her way to the final too.

hablo
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:51 PM
she has to be one of the worst players in the world :tape:

Such insightful and constructive comments!! Wow!! :tape:

What does it say about all the opponents she beat to get to the final??!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

goldenlox
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:53 PM
Dementieva is #6 in the world. She also reached the Key Biscayne final. And made the semis in San Diego and L.A.

faboozadoo15
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:55 PM
simply, dementieva has some of the best groundstrokes in tennis and fights very hard for all the points.

SharapovaKixA$$
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:57 PM
sorry for this thread, shes not a bad player but she loses to worse players

and she cant serve

-Em-
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:57 PM
she has to be one of the worst players in the world :tape:

Oh yeah, and that's why she's #6 in the world...becoz she's one of the worst players :rolleyes:

Andrew.
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:58 PM
Her groundstrokes are killer.

azza
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:00 PM
Don't forget that the Beauty reached the final in Miami this year.
:confused: Pratt didnt reach the final

!<blocparty>!
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:00 PM
She did get a bit of luck reaching that slam final, but she does have some of the best groundies the world has ever seen ;)

SharapovaKixA$$ (http://www.wtaworld.com/member.php?u=29043) vbmenu_register("postmenu_3992635", true); - One of the worst players in the world? :scratch: :retard: Where is Sharapova ranked again? :shrug:

justine&coria
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:01 PM
If you watched her match against Mauresmo at RG you would know why !!

SharapovaKixA$$
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:02 PM
sharapova is way younger you, and at least she has a slam

Mathijs
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:04 PM
she has to be one of the worst players in the world :tape:how the hell did you come up with such a thread you idiot! :mad: :fiery:

buscemi
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:05 PM
In all honesty, though, I might have to say that her run to the finals was just about the most surprising such run that I can remember. What was she?...6-5 at the French before this year, losing in the 1st round last year? And then she came into the French, having gone 2-4 in French Open warm-ups.

the cat
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:10 PM
If Elena ever rebuilds her serve and makes it on a par with the rest of her game she will be in another slam final or two. But right now Elena is so beaten down psychologically by all the questions about her serve that it's negatively affecting her normally vibrant game. We all know how devastated she was after her play in the French Open final. :( But this was even worse because it's the Olympics and Elena lost in the first round and not the final. And the Olympics was her top priority for this year so Elena is probably even more devastated than when she lost meekly in the French Open final. :sad:

Spunky83
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:13 PM
sharapova is way younger you, and at least she has a slam

Uhhh...now u made the Momo & Kim fans really angry...both are so old and havenīt won a GS so far, shoot. Are you younger than Maria? If so, I allow you to say something like that, cause wisdom comes with age.

I love Mary
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:15 PM
If Elena ever rebuilds her serve and makes it on a par with the rest of her game she will be in another slam final or two. But right now Elena is so beaten down psychologically by all the questions about her serve that it's negatively affecting her normally vibrant game. We all know how devastated she was after her play in the French Open final. :( But this was even worse because it's the Olympics and Elena lost in the first round and not the final. And the Olympics was her top priority for this year so Elena is probably even more devastated than when she lost meekly in the French Open final. :sad:


No Elena, please :sad: :sad: :sad:
Can help you a little kiss? :kiss:

Kart
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:22 PM
She reached a slam final by hammering clay court queen Amelie Mauresmo in the French open QF :bigcry:.

Stamp Paid
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:35 PM
Elena is awesome, you idiot! Her forehand and her backhand got her to the FO Final.

pav
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:49 PM
This Russian soap opera's starting to smolder
did the Poles get from Nastya a cold or sore shoulder
was She in pain and have sore ribs
or was it just Olympic driven fibs?
We may know before We get a whole lot older

Then how about that well known Russian blonde raver?
the always elegant Elena Dementieva
forever good for a photo perve
but where the hell's Her serve?
when Molik's game is on song
and Her serve is just so strong
Elena can't rely on Her great ground strokes to save Her

We move on now to young Sveta and Petrova
both have Their first round matches won and over
They seemed to have played good
like We all knew They could
if they keep Their feet down on the pedals
They might all end up with medals
but let's face it Their results they can be scatty
if this rocky Russian road
dosn't drive You to ova load
There is Bepa to support in Cincinnati!

Geisha
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:59 PM
Oh come on now! If you watch Elena at the top of her game, she plays some amazing tennis! She has some great angles and uses her power and finesse AND fitness to her utmost advantage!